Actuarial Analyst Apprenticeship Programme – Retirement

  • Level 4-7 (Higher)
  • Reigate
  • Applications have closed.

Willis Tower Watson

The Business 

The Retirement business is the largest part of our Human Capital & Benefits segment, providing advice on running many of the largest UK Defined Benefit (or Final Salary) pension schemes.

By joining Willis Towers Watson, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest pension schemes in the United Kingdom. We tackle complex challenges on a day to day basis, making a real difference for many employees and pensioners in a highly dynamic working environment. Often our client and project work have a very high public profile, meaning the work we do in the office could be the news the next day.

The Role 

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***

Level 4 Actuarial Technician Apprenticeship Programme 

Closing Date:  28 February 2021

Demonstrate your passion for client delivery in financial consulting services and make an immediate impact. You’ll learn what we do for our clients as you build strong working relationships and develop valuable skills from day one. In return we will fully support you with studying towards an internationally recognised actuarial qualification (Certified Actuarial Analyst) to go with your salary and benefits package.

You’ll be working within our Retirement team helping to provide advice to many of the leading UK company pension schemes. The Analyst Apprentice is a consulting support role where you will work as part of a team on a wide variety of complex projects serving as a key resource for our many client teams.

Typical work will include:

  • Complex data manipulation
  • Calculating and valuing the benefits of individual members
  • Pension scheme valuations
  • Accounting disclosures
  • Monthly client billing
  • Cross-departmental projects

You will be part of a small local apprentice team but also included in a wider growing group of apprentices in other offices and disciplines. Your manager and assigned mentor will be on hand at all times to fully guide you through your programme – making adjustments as necessary to ensure you achieve your full potential.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to join and progress within the Retirement team. You will continue to grow and develop new skills supported by our extensive in-house training resources and tailored programmes.

Training & Qualifications 

This Apprenticeship is a 24-36 months programme where you will be provided on the job training and a highly competitive study support package to help you on your path to becoming a Certified Actuarial Analyst. You will be fully supported by Willis Towers Watson and our official government approved Training Provider throughout the duration of the programme.

The Requirements

  • 3 A-levels or equivalent qualifications including an A or B grade in Maths.
  • High level of numeracy
  • Self-discipline, determination and appreciation of the demands of studying while working
  • Clear aptitude for teamwork, planning and organising
  • Excel knowledge would be beneficial
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

Equal opportunity employer

The start date for the UK Apprenticeship Programme will be September 2021.

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